Proposed legislation that aims to provide better support to Scotland’s carers has been backed by theHealth and Sport Committee. However, MSPs are calling for the Scottish government to address a number of concerns.
Michael Matheson A conference to improve the scrutiny of local policing and ensure communities and councils have a greater say in their local policing priorities will take place in Edinburgh this week.
Hundreds of people visited Dundee Sheriff Court over the weekend as part of Dundee Doors Open Days. Guided tours of the courtrooms and the cells were offered on Saturday afternoon, with participants also invited to take part in a mock trial.
Hundreds of people are expected to enjoy a taste of life in the Faculty of Advocates as part ofEdinburgh Doors Open Day 2015. During the summer, visitors to Parliament Hall have been able to read about the Faculty and the Library in the “Hidden Gem” exhibition in celebration of Parliament House.
The Law Society of Scotland has welcomed new Scottish government regulations on legal aid funding of summary appeals in Scotland. Previous regulations for legal aid funding for appeal cases heard in the new Sheriff Appeal Court were rejected by the Scottish Parliament's Justice Committee on Tuesday